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I have two 3005's. What's your favorite project for them?

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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 04:10:25 PM »
Total recall because it gives you options.  I like the chorus option myself. Plus if you built an aqua boy, you’d have one left over.


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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 05:02:56 PM »
I have one of Madbean's original 1590BB sized Deluxe MM boards with 2 real MN3005's installed. I can't ever see myself needing anything else, but I have a few MN3005 boards that I've not tried yet. I'd love a DMM in a 125B sized box, but all my attempts thus far have been PCBs design revisions I could not debug.

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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 07:38:04 PM »
Madbean Dirtbag Deluxe: Deluxe Memory Man in a 1590BB: beautiful, musical, compact analog 550ms delay with chorus / vibrato modulation, true bypass and center-pin negative 9–15vDC operation.  It will never leave my pedalboard.

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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2020, 07:50:15 PM »
Madbean Dirtbag Deluxe: Deluxe Memory Man in a 1590BB: beautiful, musical, compact analog 550ms delay with chorus / vibrato modulation, true bypass and center-pin negative 9–15vDC operation.  It will never leave my pedalboard.
Isn’t that the pt2399 version?


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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2020, 08:08:30 PM »
Madbean Dirtbag Deluxe: Deluxe Memory Man in a 1590BB: beautiful, musical, compact analog 550ms delay with chorus / vibrato modulation, true bypass and center-pin negative 9–15vDC operation.  It will never leave my pedalboard.
Isn’t that the pt2399 version?


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Nope.  Dirtbag Deluxe (Revised 12.12.11), IC 4 and 5 are MN3005 or v3205.  Mine are MN3005.

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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2020, 09:03:54 PM »
Madbean Dirtbag Deluxe: Deluxe Memory Man in a 1590BB: beautiful, musical, compact analog 550ms delay with chorus / vibrato modulation, true bypass and center-pin negative 9–15vDC operation.  It will never leave my pedalboard.

I think the Total Recall is a newer version (for sale in the MBP store) of the Dirtbag Deluxe. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 03:53:38 PM »
The Man O War DX has a lot of options. Anyone built one of those?

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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2020, 08:46:37 PM »
Madbean Dirtbag Deluxe: Deluxe Memory Man in a 1590BB: beautiful, musical, compact analog 550ms delay with chorus / vibrato modulation, true bypass and center-pin negative 9–15vDC operation.  It will never leave my pedalboard.

I think the Total Recall is a newer version (for sale in the MBP store) of the Dirtbag Deluxe. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm an amateur with things electrical, but think at least the power supply requirements are different.  Dirtbag Deluxe is center-pin negative running at 9-15v (mine running at 15v from Voodoo Lab 9v output via MB Road Rage).  Looks like the Total Recall runs at centre-pin positive 24v using a wall-wart.  Haven't compared ciruits, but best recollection of the release discussion is that the Total Recall is closer to a direct Memory Man clone than the Dirtbag Deluxe. 

Remember though the OP asked us what our build would be if we could pick only one MN3005 project.  The Dirtbag Deluxe would be my pick because I love it!
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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2020, 12:49:39 PM »
The Dirtbag is a reworking of the Deluxe Memory Man, to be more modern power friendly.

The Total Recall is more a warts-and-all mojo clone of the Deluxe Memory Man.
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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2020, 02:22:20 PM »
Any Memory Man-based project is going to be your best bet. And especially since you have two MN3005s, the Deluxe versions are the way to go. In the world of guitar effects, the Deluxe Memory Man is one of the rare guarantees that you will be happy with the results and it will be a pedal that will find a permanent place on your board. It's just iconic, versatile and lends itself to creating music. All you have to do is decide which clone of a Deluxe Memory Man you want to build. Any of them will be a good choice.
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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2020, 06:43:17 PM »
So why was the Dirtbag Deluxe retired in favor of the Total Recall? It used a charge pump right? Did that do anything to the sound?

Edit: Nevermind... I found it
https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=29429.msg285244#msg285244
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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2020, 08:05:11 PM »
Any Memory Man-based project is going to be your best bet. Any of them will be a good choice.

Makes total sense and that's pretty much what I expected. They just sound so good it's really hard to beat.

But, just to explore a bit...

The only other one that really catches my ear is the Moog MF-104M. Are there any pcbs for it or something similar out there?

Edit:I didn't realize till now that there were two different versions of it The "Super Delay" and the "Analog Delay"


Edit2 (EB): After further version investigation, I see the M is super duper serious, so I'd be more interested in a stripped down version without a lot of the hoopla like the 104z or even the MiniMF with some add on modulation which seem more do-able
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Re: If you could only build one MN3005 project... Which one and why?
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2020, 04:33:09 PM »
Anybody built the OP Electronics "Deluxe Delay"?
https://www.op-electronics.com/en/ambient-effects/299-deluxe-delay.html

It has a depth knob (i like knobs)


Also: What ever happened with the Dirtbag DLX3? Seems like it got really close to coming out, then didn't.
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